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6 days in Tuscany

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6 days in Tuscany

My husband and I will be in Italy mid May and are planning to spend 6 days in Tuscany (including trip to Pisa and Florence). We are planning on renting a car. We were wanting to do atlease one wine tour and then drive around and explore different towns and villages in Tuscany. I know we need to be situated some place central to be able to drive around/ or take trains easily. Could someone suggest where we could stay and the towns that are a "must see" and which would be a good winery to tour and do wine tasting?

Suggestions are appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

Jay

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1. Re: 6 days in Tuscany

The Val d'Orcia has some of the best scenery in Tuscany in my opinion. Towns such as Montalcino, Montepulciano, and Pienza, are nice towns to use as a base. We've stayed in Montalcino 3 times and in Montepulciano once. There are wineries everywhere in this area and all over Tuscany. Some wineries we've visited near Montalcino are:

http://www.fattoriadeibarbi.it/

http://www.altesino.it/ita/azienda.php

http://www.poggioantico.com/

http://www.castellobanfi.com/

Since you'll have a car you can visit wineries on your schedule. A car is the BEST way to see Tuscany. Get yourself a good road map of Tuscany and take off.

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2. Re: 6 days in Tuscany

Thank you for your suggestions! :)

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3. Re: 6 days in Tuscany

Somewhere near Siena is most central.

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4. Re: 6 days in Tuscany

It will be difficult to have a single HUB, consider that the roads are beautiful but you will need to drive rather slow (also to enjoy the scenery!).

Provided that you can't drive a car in the center of Florence:

- Florence it self could be a hub for Lucca-Pisa on one side (note that you can conveniently get there by train), - Siena could be a god location to stay to visit Siena Itself, Monteriggioni and San Gimignano (all are Must)

- From Siena you could also Visit Montalcino (home of the Brunello) and Val D'Orcia (Pienza, Montepulciano, Bagno Vignoni), but maybe you may want to sleep in one of the above to enjoy the "true" Tuscany countryside.

Hope this helps.

Enjoy!

JP

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